Tuesday Sep, 29 2020 11:26:40 AM

360 SK upland farmers get palay seeds

AGRICULTURE • 07:15 AM Fri May 22, 2020
LM. Salvo/RAFIS-12
An upland rice farmer from Senator Ninoy Aquino, Sultan Kudarat flashing a smile after receiving two bags of palay seeds from the Department of Agriculture's Special Area for Agricultural Development Program. Photo by: Maimona Amil/DA 12

The Department of Agriculture in Region 12 (DA 12) distributed upland rice seeds to farmers in three towns of the province of Sultan Kudarat (SK).

The DA’s Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program started the turn-over on May 19 in Senator Ninoy Aquino, on May 20 in Palimbang and today in Bagumbayan.

Each municipality has 120 farmer-beneficiaries who each received two bags of upland rice seeds. In summary, the DA-SAAD was able to distribute 720 bags to 360 farmer-beneficiaries.

The seeds cost PhP2.1-million.

SK Agricultural Program Coordinating Officer Percy Suyu, who represented DA 12 Regional Executive Director Arlan Mangelen, spearheaded the distribution together with some DA 12 and SAAD staff as well as personnel from the local government units and Office of the Provincial Agriculturist.

Director Mangelen said the seeds distribution is part of the agency’s commitment of providing production inputs to rice farmers to assist them in sustaining their farming activities.

“Though we are experiencing the COVID-19 pandemic, we never stop giving our farmers with seeds and other interventions for them to help us in ensuring that food production activities continue in different parts of the region,” he emphasized.

As included in the DA 12’s Ahon Lahat, Pagkaing Sapat Kontra COVID-19 Food Resiliency Plan, the SAAD Program has allocated PhP11-M for its livestock and poultry dispersal and community-based vegetable production projects. (LMSalvo/RAFIS 12)

Cadavers of kids drowned in Simuay River found

COTABATO CITY --- Rescuers found Monday the cadavers of three children drowned the day before in a large river in nearby Sultan Kudarat town, where a...

NDBC BIDA BALITA (Sept. 29, 2020)

HEADLINES: 1.  Maguindanao town councilor, patay sa ambush sa Guindulungan town 2.  Search and retrieval operation, tuloy para sa...

Karambola ng mga motor sa Cotabato City 5 sugatan

Sugatan ang lima katao, dalawa dito ay malubha matapos sumalpok ang isang motorsiklo sa kasalubong na pick up truck na siya namang nakadale sa...

Lanao Sur Governor Adiong, MP Macasalong recover from COVID-19

COTABATO CITY — Member of Parliament (MP) Marjanie Macasalong and Lanao del Sur Regional Governor Mamintal “Bombit” Adiong recovered from Coronavirus...

NDBC COVID WATCH: 38 recover, 30 new cases

COTABATO CITY - MULI MAS MARAMI ang gumaling kaysa panibagong kaso ng COVID-19 sa Region na naitala ng Dept of Health hanggang kagabi. Sa ...